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Oyster Now Counts 500k Books in Subscription Collection - Posted May 9, 2014
Oyster, the eBook subscription service that has been referred to as "the Netflix of eBooks," now has 500,000 eBooks in its lending library. New titles include: How Music Works by David Byrne, Flight Behavior by ... [GalleyCat]

Serious Novels Imagined as Children's Books on Tumblr - Posted March 25, 2014
Imagine Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Michael Chabon's The Wonder Boys and ... [GalleyCat]

Katherine Boo, Michael Chabon & Amy Tan Join American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel - Posted September 11, 2013
The American Heritage Dictionary has added a number of writers to its usage panel, including Katherine Boo, Michael Chabon and Amy Tan. S... [GalleyCat]

Free Samples of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists - Posted February 21, 2013
The finalists for the 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize have been revealed, and we've collected free samples of all their books below-some of the best books released in 2012. Here's more about ... [GalleyCat]

Cyber Monday Deals On eBooks - Posted November 26, 2012
Today is a good day to get a deal on eBooks. Kobo is offering 50 percent off of many titles today. This includes works from Mazo de la Roche, Emily St. John Mandel,... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Michael Chabon, Bob Woodward & Ellen Hopkins Debut on the Indie Bestseller List - Posted September 18, 2012
We've collected the books debuting on Indiebound's ... [GalleyCat]

Michael Chabon's Upcoming Novel Has Free eBook Chapter Available - Posted July 25, 2012
Today's Free eBook offer of the Day is a chapter from Michael Chabon's upcoming novel Telegraph Avenue. The book, which comes... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Despite Michael Chabon Script Work, 'John Carter' Flops - Posted March 13, 2012
Disney's John Carter has bombed at the box office, a blow for novelist Michael Chabon. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist had co-written the script for the film, achieving a 17-year-old dream to make a movie script about Mars. We've emb... [GalleyCat]

Ayelet Waldman Attacks Katie Roiphe on Twitter - Posted March 25, 2011
In a series of recent tweets, novelist Ayelet Waldman bashed author Katie Roiphe--defending her husband, Michael Chabon, in the Twittersphere. Here is the complete set of tweet... [GalleyCat]

Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman Collaborate on HBO Show - Posted March 9, 2011
Michael Chabon (pictured, via... [GalleyCat]

Michael Chabon Named Chairman at the MacDowell Colony - Posted December 7, 2010
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon is the new chairman of the MacDowell Colony's board of directors. The nine-time MacDowell Colony fellow had this statement: "MacDo... [GalleyCat]

Michael Chabon Publishes Excerpt from 'Wrecked' Novel - Posted November 9, 2010
In an upcoming edition of McSweeney's, novelist Michael Chabon will publish the first four chapters of ... [GalleyCat]

Stephen King Headlines Vampire Panel at New Yorker Festival - Posted October 6, 2010
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Michael McKenzie Promoted to Senior Publicity Director at Ecco - Posted January 27, 2010
This week HarperCollins promoted Michael McKenzie to senior publicity director at Ecco. Harper director of publicity Tina Andreadis announced the promotion in a staff memo. The ... [GalleyCat]

Disney Shelves Michael Chabon's Adaptation of Jules Verne Novel - Posted November 19, 2009
Disney has stopped production on a projected $150-million adaptation of a classic Jules Verne novel, a script co-written by novelist Michael Chabon (pictured, ... [GalleyCat]

Michael Chabon in White House Slam - Posted May 12, 2009
One hundred readers from around the country were invited to attend the first White House Poetry Slam, a cultural event that includes poet Mayda Del Valle, novelist Michael Chabon (pictured), playwright ... [GalleyCat]

Morning Reading List, 01.17.08 - Posted January 17, 2008
Good morning, Washington. Did you forget to shave this morning? I certainly didn't...just didn't have the will power of Mr. Cillizza, no matter how unattractive my versions of the Chuck Todd goatee or Jeffrey Birnbaum mustache looked . Quickly navi... [FishbowlDC]

Battle of the Trailer Stars! - Posted June 22, 2007
It's Friday in the summer, and that means another end-of-week book trailer poll! Here are the day's contenders: Tish Cohen, author of TOWN HOUSE, chats with CONTINUITY GIRL author Leah McLaren: ... [GalleyCat]

FirstBook Launches New Campaign to Kickstart Reading - Posted June 13, 2007
First Book, an award-winning nonprofit that gives children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books, has launched a new campaign, What Book Got You Hooked? to celebrate the distribution of First Book' s 50 millionth book. Readers of all ages are asked to share the... [GalleyCat]

The Comeback of Collectible Editions - Posted June 8, 2007
The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner takes recent deluxe editions of Michael Chabon's THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION and Chuck Palahniuk's RANT as a sign such collectible volumes are returning to the forefront (which was already ... [GalleyCat]

Kyle Smith Changes His Tune on Chabon? - Posted May 14, 2007
Flipping through People Magazine, as I do pretty much every Friday, I came across a short review of Michael Chabon's officially bestselling novel THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION that was almost uniformly positive. Nothing new, that, even how it pointed out the book explored "intriguing questions about Jewishness." But then I saw... [GalleyCat]

Michiko Likes Fiction Again! - Posted May 8, 2007
A few months ago I did an impromptu search through the New York Times archives to find empirical evidence that lead book critic Michiko Kakutani has, indeed, developed a distaste for fiction. And for all of 2006, the only two novels she liked were Dana Spiotta's EAT THE DOCUMENT and Dave... [GalleyCat]

Convergence of Chabon - Posted May 1, 2007
We needn't remind regular readers, let alone sporadic readers, that Michael Chabon's new novel THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION is out as of today. After all, look in a national newspaper and there's Michiko Kakutani's glowing review in the New York Times or ... [GalleyCat]

Dateline LBF: Deals 'o the Day - Posted April 17, 2007
HarperCollins gets the UK rights to Andre Agassi's memoirs. (PN) Sceptre gets UK dibs on Michael Chabon's NYT-serialized adventure novel GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD. (... [GalleyCat]

Summer's Fiction Logjam - Posted April 5, 2007
Former Dallas Morning News book critic Jerome Weeks brings to light what may seem like a major upcoming headache for both book editors and publishers: a plethora of major literary works crammed together between April and June. "There are so many significant authors with novels coming out in the space of... [GalleyCat]

New York Times nabs Rankin For "Funny Pages" - Posted February 5, 2007
Once Michael Chabon finishes up his adventure-themed novella for the New York Times Magazine, Ian Rankin will start his own multi-week serial for the paper, the Independent reports, thereby becoming the first non-American to have a specially commissioned work serialised by ... [GalleyCat]